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TaraThe Book of Tara Tara is the heartland of Ireland's Celtic past. It is the site of St Patrick's confrontation with the druids and seat of the High Kings. Legend and history meet in Tara, the Stone of Destiny, which cries out only when touched by a true king, still sits at its summit. Centuries after Tara had been abandoned by Irish rulers, it was chosen as the rallying point for the United Irishmen of the 1798 rebellion. Daniel O'Connell, The Liberator, relied on its power in the 19th century to draw a record attendance to a Home Rule meeting. Today over 30,000 people visit Tara each year. This text weaves together strands of mythology, history, archaeology and geology to reconstruct Tara's past. It is part guide, part history and part legend.

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